Danny Leipziger is the current Senior Advisor to the Managing Director and former Vice President of the Poverty Reduction and Economic Management Network (PREM, 2004–2009) at the World Bank. As Vice President, he provided leadership for the Bank’s strategic initiatives on growth and poverty reduction, directing work on economic policy, debt, trade, gender and governance issues, as well as the Bank’s dialogue with key partner institutions – including the IMF, WTO, OECD and the EU. Over the course of his 28-year career at the World Bank, he has held management positions in the East Asia and Latin America Regions of the Bank, as well as in the World Bank Institute. Prior joining the Bank, Dr Leipziger served in senior positions at the US Agency for International Development and the US Department of State. He holds degrees from City College of New York and Brown University.